Six Things You Should Never Say To A Blogger

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Things you should never say to a blogger (4)

When most people visit a blog unless they are bloggers themselves they will never truly understand the amount of work it takes to build a successful blog. For that reason, bloggers work often times are underappreciated because most people think we whip blog posts up in five minutes. It is our job to make blogging look easy and although it may look like we whipped these posts up in five minutes I assure you we did not and it probably took way longer than it appears. Saying comments like blogging is not that hard can come off as rude or insensitive and can really hurt someone’s feelings. Want to show a blogger you appreciate what they do? It is really simple avoid saying these things and you are on the right path to showing your favorite blogger your appreciation without even trying.

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3 Quick Ways For Introverts To Increase Their Income

Quietly Ambitious

So, you’re an introvert who’s in need of extra income. The only problem is that you already work in an energy draining role and you can’t imagine taking on anymore work. The thought of doing sales calls in your own time seems like a nightmare! After a long day of fake smiling and endless meetings you would much rather just curl up in a ball with your favourite book.

However, there are some quick ways introverts can increase their income with little energy! And these ways are quite simple!

But first, why should you even bother with getting extra income

Seven streams of income

Apparently, we should all have additional streams of income. Seven to be exact (correct me if I’m wrong!). We shouldn’t rely on one stream of income. For example, if you’re employed, you shouldn’t just rely on your monthly pay cheque. It’s a risk many of us…

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From Blog 2.0 To Money Site – How To Monetize A Web (Guest Post)

From Give it a Spin

We are going to talk about that step that turns our blog into a whole money site. Since we are talking about a money site and not a blog that allows us to vent on our hobby every weekend, we have to think about what our future source of income will be.

Monetizing a blog is not as easy as some people think. In many cases it comes unintentionally, you have a quality project and a company is interested in you …

Why is monetization important?

  • Costs of maintaining a blog such as hosting, domain, payment plugins, images…
  • Hours of work of the blogger. Training, writing, content promotion, creation of images…
  • Copywriters or professionals who collaborate sporadically.
  • Costs of external services, such as SEO or web design, digital marketing, advertising…

For these reasons and especially because everyone who works deserves a reward for their work, it will be necessary to monetize a blog. It is important to be clear about the difference between “monetizing a blog” and “getting rich with a blog”, they are very different things.

Can all the blogs be monetized?

No.

The first thing to know is that a blog always starts with losses (without visits there is no advertising but costs). To know that the time has come to monetize your blog you have to get a monthly number of visits between 30,000 and 50,000. Afterwards, manage to maintain it. An objective that belongs to the digital marketing team in many marketing agencies.

Symptoms that tell us about when a blog can be monetized

1. Traffic to the website. Let it be enough and continued in time.

2. Ensure the update of the page in the medium term.

3. Have a series of loyal followers, who read us always, no matter what happens.

4. Have a good organic position (SEO) for the keywords that interest us (which give money go).

5. THAT IT IS A USEFUL BLOG. The most important without a doubt.

How is a blog monetized?

There are many ways to monetize a blog. Let’s see some examples of how to sell or monetize a blog:

Google Adsense

It is the best known way to monetize a blog. Part of the basis that a greater number of visits higher income. To me the experience tells me that for a personal blog it is not the best formula.

Sale of products or services

Selling a product or service on a relevant and already positioned website is a great way to get money. However, this is one of the most complex options to achieve in the short term. To get to sell something on our site we need more than time and dedication. Here we could talk about:

1- Drop Shipping: It is a type of sale in which the retailer does not store the orders, simply acts as an intermediary with the wholesaler. Let’s say you “pass the order”. Very interesting today.

2- Training courses.

3- Events.

4- Webinars: In short, it is something like offering online conferences.

Affiliation with brands

We recommend certain products to visitors to the site, and if they buy the product through a link on our website or through a cookie that has been inserted into your computer, we will obtain a percentage on the purchase. Here the interesting thing is to know which keywords offer the most money …

Infolinks

System that allows inserting advertising links in some keywords of the page.

Payment content

With tools like Shoplocket to sell your products.

1- Templates

2- WhitePapers

3- E-Books

4- Podcast

Advertising banners

That we locate in the “hot” places of the web or the blog.

Consulting sale

Professionals that offer their low cost services and online.

Agreements with advertising platforms for bloggers

As for example E-Buzzing, Adlemons, Bloguzz, …

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How Traveling Musicians Make Money? (Guest Post)

By Stefan

Being a successful musician today is one of the hardest things in show business. This industry can be
ruthless, especially if you don’t have something unique and exciting to offer. Being a traveling musician
can be even more complicated. These people are constantly on the road and this particular lifestyle
doesn’t leave them much time for their own personal needs. For example, they can’t have a regular love
life, so most of the time they have to meet people online and date via the Internet. But the biggest
question of them all is – how are traveling musicians making money today? If you want to find out their
techniques and strategies, make sure to stick around.

Live Shows

If young musicians and their bands can organize their own tours, then live shows are the best way to
earn money while traveling. This is also a fantastic opportunity to get a taste of the local dating scenes
all over the world. However, making money is priority number one and individual live shows are a great
source of income. This is also the best way to promote your art and widen your fan base. Unfortunately,
not all traveling musicians are able to book their own gigs, so they have to consider other earning
methods.

Playing At Various Festivals

In case bands or individual performers are not able to have their own independent concerts, playing at
festivals all around the globe is a nice and profitable alternative. Being a part of a festival is much easier
than having your own shows. There’s no doubt that this is one of the most popular ways to earn money
among traveling musicians. This way, they don’t depend on their own crowd. Instead, they discuss and
determine a fee with the organization of a certain festival.

Performing On The Streets

If concerts and music festivals are a bit unrealistic for some musicians, performing on the streets is one
of the safest options to earn money. People appreciate street performers and they like to award them
with cash. Also, these shows allow them to promote their art to all kinds of people. At the same time,
they’re earning money by doing what they love and they’re promoting their art to the widest possible
audience. It’s safe to say that this is a pretty clever strategy.

Playing In Restaurants

This is also one of the quickest and most profitable ways to earn quick cash while on the road. Certain
traveling musicians are all about serenading guests at local restaurants and diners. This may sound
weird, but people love to be entertained during their meals. Sadly, most of these artists have to cover
other famous musicians, but hey, it’s still a fun way to make money, right?

Selling Albums, T-Shirts, And Other Merchandise

Organizing gigs and performing are not the only two ways to make money as an artist on tour. There are
a lot of different methods to achieve that and selling your merchandise is definitely one of them. Young
musicians are trying to make it in this harsh world of show business by selling their albums, CDs, vinyl
records, T-shirts, stickers, and other themed merchandise. This is actually a very efficient and fun way to ‘lure’ fans into their world of music. After all, they’re selling their product, so marketing plays an
extremely important role.

Digital Sales And Streaming Via The Internet

Sadly, some bands and solo artists are not able to break through to the mainstream, so they have to find
certain alternatives when it comes to selling and promoting their music. These people usually end up
selling their music via their own websites or digital stores like iTunes and Amazon. These groups also
allow their fans and supporters to stream their music via different platforms. We have to be honest, this
is not the most profitable way, but it still counts for something.

House Gigs

These arrangements are pretty awesome. Sure, there are no marketing campaigns and PRs involved, but
it’s a nice way for bands to promote their art to true and passionate music fans. Traveling artists usually
make themselves available for these type of gigs because it allows them to perform at birthdays,
weddings, and other types of parties.

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